Prestigious European Award

Noted for their ekologchnost, the ability to combine elements of old and new, perfectly in harmony with the environment three Czech buildings were nominated for the prestigious award of the European Union's modern architecture. Czech Chamber of Architects has put forward the nomination Sluakov Center for Environmental Education in over Moravia, the new building sob Bank in Prague 5 and the capital hotel "Metropol" in the city center. Czech Chamber Architects said that the buildings are made at a high enough level to be presented the world community. Projects will be able to demonstrate awareness of Czech architects on the latest events and the mood in this area, and will be able to attest to their ability to compete with other representatives of Europe. Objects are by no means a random choice, Sluakov last year received Prize of the Czech architectural community, sob building was named the Czech Republic in 2007, and received the Grand Prix of the Czech architectural community in 2008, the Hotel Metropole was awarded Building of the Year 2008. The aim of premium Mies van der Rohe named after the German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, to maintain quality of architecture, to show its role in the formation of European society and culture.

The award was established in cooperation with the European Commission and the Stock Mies van der Rohe in Barcelona. According to the Mission of the Czech Republic it is a good application for Czech architects. In addition, it is a chance to test their strength in competition with the best, the strongest of the rest of Europe.